Don McLean posing for a photo. Mclean is set to give the inaugural performance of the Brown Family Amphitheater Sept. 2 in a free show for the Ball State and Muncie community. 2911 Media, photo provided
DON MCLEAN

Don McLean to open Brown Family Amphitheater with Sept. 2 performance

After having conversations with several community leaders and finding out that Don McLean had an opening on his tour, the mayor of Muncie wanted to bring the “American Pie” singer and songwriter to the city. When he found out that the originally planned venue for the concert, Canan Commons, was already booked with events, he believed that the concert was not going to happen.


NEWS

Local community events weekend roundup

Events are planned for the next couple of days throughout Delaware County and Muncie. Yorktown Farmers Marketplace will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Walnut Grove in Morrow’s Meadow. The Marketplace has a multitude of items including food, art and more. The park itself has several playgrounds and trails. Tonne Winery will have Cliff Ritchey performing as a part of their Tonne Winery Music Series. The concert will start at 6 p.m. and will run until 8 p.m. Farmland BBQ and The Food Vault will be there as well for food options. It is encouraged to bring your own lawn chair. 


LOCAL EVENTS

Local Community Events weekend roundup

This weekend host a multitude of events around Delaware County. Yorktown Farm and Artisan Market will be today from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. with weather permitting. The summer marketplace is located at Walnut Grove in Morro’s Meadow. Nature Play Days at Minnetrista start today and will run through June 10. This is free to the community where you can explore nature at Minnetrista. Activities include outdoor games, planting herbs and more. 



LOCAL EVENTS

Muncie Artswalk, a Muncie First Thursday event

The Brink of Summer Artswalk presented by the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County will be on Thursday, June 1. There will be a wide variety of things to do and buy at the Artswalk. There will be YART or a yard sale for art, this will feature local vendors and makers who price art under $40 at Canan Commons. Art galleries and exhibits can be found featuring local artists and various media at Gordy, Cornerstone, Madjax and other galleries. 


Actor David Arquette laughs during an interview in a conference room April 10 at the David Letterman Communication and Media building. Amber Pietz, DN
DAVID LETTERMAN DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES

'I just hope to inspire:' David Arquette shares his journey ahead of appearance in Ball State University's David Letterman Distinguished Speaker Series

David Arquette, best known for his role as Dewey in the 'Scream' film franchise, is scheduled to speak April 10 at 7 p.m. in Pruis Hall as part of the David Letterman Distinguished Speaker Series. Arquette shared his personal transformation he's experienced during his life in the entertainment business.



Sam McCollum holds a sign while he listens to speakers at Muncie OUTreach's "We Are In This Together. A gathering of support" event March 31 at the Muncie Courthouse.  Hannah Amos, DN
INTERNATIONAL TRANSGENDER DAY OF VISIBILITY

Vocal members of Muncie community gather at city courthouse for International Transgender Day of Visibility rally

Nearly 100 people, such as those in the trans community, as well as allies and supporters including political figures such as State Representative Sue Errington, gathered at the courthouse in downtown Muncie at 5 p.m. March 31 for a rally to bring attention to International Transgender Day of Visibility. 








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